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Often just called a tablet, tablet computers offer similar functions as smartphones, although they may not support access to a cellular network, ensuring access to network services via Wi-Fi only. With screens generally larger than 7 inches (18 cm), tablets exhibit powerful hardware capabilities and complex operating systems, supporting advance touchscreen features. Today, they run a wide range of applications from basic core functions like web browsing up to image and video capture and streaming, gaming, and secure access to payment services. The recent introduction of new technologies such as face authentication and artificial intelligence (AI) extend their use to include advanced services and functions that are quickly becoming essential in today's world.

Key Challenges

The boundary between tablets and computers is gradually becoming fuzzy. On one hand, the latest tablets are equipped with powerful processing units that support even the most resource-demanding applications such as 3D modelling and video gaming. While on the other hand, tablets are getting thinner, lighter, and more decorative.

They are becoming a versatile solution able to adapt to multiple use case scenarios, from home office to personal entertainment. The key to defining a successful tablet is based on satisfying several factors:

  • Choosing the optimal screen size for the best visual experience, while limiting the tablet’s overall weight and size;
  • Creating user-friendly and reliable interfaces to connect a wide range of peripherals and accessories in the PC/tablet ecosystem;
  • Enhancing the system security to protect users' privacy with the development of functions including face recognition, fingerprint sensing and other biometric identification methods;
  • Providing the best sound and display quality to optimize the user experience in audio-visual applications.

Our Products and Solutions

As a creator of unique technologies and products that provide our customers the best solutions to address their challenges and opportunities, ST provides both mobile platform suppliers and mobile device manufacturers (OEM/ODM) with a complete range of products and development resources to help the design of leading-edge mobile devices. With a complete range of low-power products (Bluetooth Low Energy ICs, 60-GHz RF modules, high-integration filters, etc.), our RF offer includes RF SOI technologies designed to improve wireless connectivity performance.

In addition to our portfolio of MCUs for specific low-power task control, our MEMS motion and environmental sensors as well as image sensors and time-of-flight devices can significantly enhance the user experience.

ST offers a wide range of products enabling NFC data exchange or more advanced secure mobile transaction applications such as mobile payments based on embedded secure elements for authentication (eSE) and secure cellular (eSIM) solutions.

Along with a wide range of dedicated high-integration protection devices such as ESD protection and EMI filtering devices to ensure reliable connections via USB and HDMI devices as well as access to SD cards, ST offers a complete range of analog products and high-efficiency power and energy management devices optimized for battery-powered systems including touchscreen power management and wireless charging solutions.

Moreover, ST provides a comprehensive set of both hardware and software development tools and other developer resources to help you reduce development time and costs while gaining market share thanks to a shorter time to market.

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      Standard I2C EEPROM memory expansion board based on M24256E-F and M24M01E-F series for STM32 Nucleo

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      Standard I2C EEPROM memory expansion board based on M24256E-F and M24M01E-F series for STM32 Nucleo